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  • Middle ear polyps: traction avulsion after a lateral approach to the ear canal Middle ear polyps in cats are relatively common benign masses that arise from the mucosal lining of the middle ear, Eustachian tube, or the nasopharynx. Whereas many cats will not demonstrate any specific clinical signs associated with middle ear polyps, ...  more
  • Clinical Rounds: Hyperaldosteronism in a 10-year-old domestic shorthaired cat A 10-year-old spayed female domestic shorthaired cat was presented with polyuria, kidney disease and an abdominal tumor. See how the Clinical Rounds team produced a life-saving outcome in this case. read more Published: November 21, 2017
  • Lung ultrasound B-lines in dogs with different stages of chronic valvular heart disease Chronic valvular heart disease (CVHD) is the most common acquired cardiac disease in dogs. The disease is characterized by a progressive degeneration of the mitral valve, which leads to mitral regurgitation. Mitral regurgitation can lead to cardiac remode...  more
  • Journal Scan: Studying the caregiver burden of owners with very ill pets Its results seem intuitive, but this study sought to scientifically measure the toll that caring for a pet with a chronic or terminal illness takes on an owner. What researchers found could alter the way your veterinary team interacts with clients in such...  more Published: December 4, 2017
  • WHO histologic classification and clinical outcome in feline lymphoma Lymphoma is the most frequent malignant tumor in cats. In the majority of cases, fine-needle aspiration of the suspicious tissue with subsequent cytology confirms the diagnosis. Quite often, this diagnosis is rendered adequate for starting an adjuvant the...  more
  • Consequences of reporting sexual harassment in a veterinary hospital #MeToo: ‘No profession is above this behavior’ Published: December 11, 2017
  • Pierre The Frenchie Is The Gingerbread Dog (FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This French Bulldog is just counting down the days ’til Christmas–can’t you tell?! For more of Pierre and his sister Remy, follow them on Instagram. — Global Animal Love animals? You may... [Get...  more Published: December 12, 2017
  • Helping clients face the caregiver's dilemma: How do I tend to a sick pet without losing myself? When working with owners of very ill pets, your greatest value may not be in the medical arena. Supporting caregivers through education, communication and these other real-world tips can make this trying time easier for owners, your staff and, of course, ...  more Published: December 4, 2017
  • Baby Raccoons Make Man Their New Best Friend (FUNNY ANIMALS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) These wild baby raccoons fell in love with this guy for the cutest reason and decided to make him their new best friend. — Global Animal Love animals? You may be interested in –Barn Owls Bob In... [Get the...  more Published: December 11, 2017
  • Mu opioids: The key to safe ER analgesia Emergency, critical and trauma patients benefit greatly from these pain medications, says criticalist Dr. Garret Pachtinger. read more Published: November 30, 2017
  • Identifying problems early in a puppy or kitten mouth An oral exam should always be a part of your routine physical exam during puppy and kitten visits. Be on the alert for these specific dental problems in your youngest patients. read more Published: December 6, 2017
  • Shell No! Why Tourists & Turtles Don’t Mix (OCEAN CONSERVATION/SEA TURTLES) Remember going to the pond and feeding the ducks as a kid? Or what about going to the beach and giving the seagulls crackers? It may seem like harmless fun, but a research group at the University of Barcelona... [Get the f...  more Published: December 12, 2017
  • Safety of administering canine melanoma DNA vaccine to cats with malignant melanoma Melanocytic tumors are relatively rare in cats. The primary sites affected most commonly are intraocular, periocular, and dermal sites, although other primary locations involving oral, nares, digit, and orbital lesions have been described. Malignant melan...  more
  • Molting Mammals Use Rocks To Whale Away At Dead Skin (OCEANS/WHALES) When you think about the act of molting, you’d typically imagine a hermit crab casting off its exoskeleton, or maybe a snake shedding its skin. But would you believe that a whale does the same thing? Recently in the Canadian Arctic,... [Ge...  more Published: December 8, 2017
  • Common Laboratory Abnormalities Caused by Paraneoplastic Syndrome Paraneoplastic syndromes that cause abnormalities in hematologic and serum chemistry parameters often have a poor prognosis.1 Understanding the underlying pathogenic mechanisms of paraneoplastic syndromes can help direct treatment strategies and improve o...  more
  • Clinical features, imaging characteristics, and long-term outcome of dogs with cranial meningocele or meningoencephalocele Malformations of the skull include incomplete closure of the calvaria. This opening of the cranium, termed cranioschisis, is a potential gap in the skull through which tissue can protrude. A meningoencephalocele (MEC) is a protrusion of cerebral tissue an...  more
  • New associates: Don't be daunted by clients (or yourself) Veterinary medicine in the real world rarely follows what you’ve studied in your textbooks—often because of two human variables: yourself and your clients. Here are some tips on how to gain confidence, own your expertise and communicate effectively about ...  more Published: December 8, 2017
  • Histopathologic characteristics of intestinal biopsy samples from dogs with chronic enteropathy with and without hypoalbuminemia Chronic enteropathy (CE) is a term used to describe various inflammatory conditions of the intestinal tract. It is characterized by the presence of gastrointestinal (GI) signs such as weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, and decreased appetite of at least sev...  more
  • Banfield joins employer trend with offer to defray student debt Well-intentioned programs might be ill-advised for some borrowers, experts caution Published: December 1, 2017
  • Top 5 Pet Safety Tips For Hanukkah (HANUKKAH/PET SAFETY) The Festival of Lights has arrived! While many are busy celebrating with delicious food and fun festivities, it’s important to remember to keep your pet safe from some of these not-so-animal-friendly traditions. Check out... [G...  more Published: December 12, 2017
  • Meat-Free Monday: Shepherds Pie With Chickpeas & Sweet Potato (MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) With the season coming to an end, here’s one last chance to enjoy the warm, rich flavors of fall. This week’s meatless monday recipe is a hearty vegan shepherds pie loaded with chickpeas and sweet... [Get the ...  more Published: December 11, 2017
  • New associates: What you might not know when you graduate vet school Dr. Andy Rollo examines his own debut into veterinary practice to pinpoint areas he wished he’d known more about before diving in. read more Published: December 6, 2017
  • When It’s Lunchtime But You’ve Already Spent Your Paycheck (CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS/FUNNY DOGS/PETS) Have you ever seen something that looks so good, you could eat it? Watch as this hungry dog’s eyes deceive him. — Global Animal Love animals? You may be interested in –Stella Can’t Get... [Get the ful...  more Published: December 9, 2017
  • Octopus Walks Along Ocean Floor Carrying Coconut (OCEANS/AMAZING ANIMAL VIDEOS) Doesn’t this octopus remind you of when you’re determined to bring in all of the groceries in one trip? Watch as this crafty creature carrying a coconut walks along the bottom of the ocean floor in Lembeh,... [Ge...  more Published: December 10, 2017
  • Tick tock, it's time to raise your arachnid radar Much less of an occasional blip and more of a perpetual ping, the tick invasion is already in your area. Help your clients batten down the hatches and protect their pets. read more Published: December 8, 2017
  • Journal Scan: Olfactory enrichment for cats—digging deeper than catnip Some cats don’t respond to catnip, but this study suggests there are other options for veterinary clients to try. read more Published: November 29, 2017
  • MSU dean leads efforts to make veterinary college affordable Baker pushes reforms in fight against debt but plans to step down in 2018 Published: December 7, 2017
  • Mycophenolate mofetil treatment of immune-mediated skin disease in dogs Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is an immunosuppressive agent used in human and companion animal medicine for the treatment of immune-mediated disease. In humans, it was initially approved for prevention of renal allograft rejection and its use has since expa...  more
  • Don't call it a dental! Prioritize saving teeth with veterinary clients with a new acronym for dental work: COPAT. read more Published: November 22, 2017
  • In Britain, a shortage of veterinarians brews Brexit fallout already evident Published: December 12, 2017

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